AIR DATE: Jan 12 2022 10:26UTC
EPISODE: Episode 9
Pat McCormack | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Today Mike and Cedric discuss Pat McCormack, a British boxer who is affiliated with Birtley ABC. He is the 2018 69 kg Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist. He also competed in the men’s light welterweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2019, McCormack was selected to compete at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus.
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[, Music, ], hello, boxing fans around the world.
Thank you for joining us once again here on talk and fight.
It must be 4 pm because there is that sound hey here we are talk and fight for another episode of knuckle up with mike gorford.
I believe cedric ben is in the den and i’m going to join as as we discussed, pat mccormack.
If cedric is here i’ll, just bounce out, let you guys have a chit chat like you did yesterday.
Yes, for sure, thank you.
Graeme taco fight fans knuckle up fans.
Thank you very much for joining us on this wonderful episode on our on our on our, i guess olympic guys who are just signing bro um yeah we’re going to continue with this uh and today.
Yes, we are talking about none other than pat mccormick uh.
If you guys don’t know who he is he’s a british boxer who’s affiliated with brittley abc, he is a 2018 69 kilo commonwealth games, gold medalist.
He also competed in the men’s lightweight welter event.
At the 2016 summer olympics in 2019, mccormick was selected to compete at the european games uh.
He also competed at the world championships in russia, where he won silver medal after losing by a split decision to zamkov.
In the final uh in 2021, mccormack qualified for the 2020 summer olympics going in as the number one seed and for many insiders, he was viewed as the favorite to win the gold due to his stellar performances in previous competitions.
Mccormick made it to the final losing out to her previous gold, medalist, ronnelle iglesias and then ended up taking home the silver medal.
He is the twin brother of fellow boxer, luke mccormick, who we will get.
Let you guys know about tomorrow on tomorrow’s episode, but today we’re talking about pat mccormick.
Yes and this kid i had a stellar amateur record uh, you know in the welter division he’s ranked number one out of 664 in the world ranked number one or number one out of three in britain as an amateur uh, guys great news, great news.
He has signed with pro bellum him and his twin brother, excellent, excellent yeah man, i’m expecting some uh expecting big things from from these two brothers, pat mccormick um, it’s his performances since 2016 have been.
You know high level top level he’s fought all the top guys and either got gold or silver at almost every tournament in the past five years.
So um he’s definitely someone that i that i can see as a future world champion um yeah, yeah yeah.
He um, and even again he he’s been he’s.
He didn’t just get lucky to qualify like he’s been fighting at this top level for a couple of years now, at the last olympics, he lost a close split decision to to the cuban um iglesias, who has like 300 amateur fights.
A lot of those cuban boxes are are uh, 304, wins, 304, wins 43 losses to be exact.
Okay, like yeah ronaldo iglesias, is, is no slouch when it comes to uh.
Let let’s just call him an amateur veteran like big time, yeah they’re, they’re, professional amateurs bases, which is what you can call them um, and you know the thing.
Is some people try to try to discount the amateurs saying that amateurs don’t really count in the pros? It is much it is a different style, but what you can get from the amateurs if you fought at the high level as an amateur that should give you confidence that you that you’ll, you know you’re prepared for the for the pro ranks um, especially when you’re Doing good against against the top level guys, like i said in the past five years, he’s either got gold or silver at almost every tournament, every major tournament, the european championships, the world championships and and the olympics um.
So he he’s he’s the real deal.
He’S the real deal, i’m giving he’ll be he’ll, be the next world champion.
The only question is who’s going to be the world champion, first him or his brother who we’re going to profile tomorrow right right right, true true, it is it is.
It is a race really um, honestly uh, hey shout out to our last spell boxing who’s in the house.
Dropping us some comments.
Yes, um honestly, his style suits the pro game very well man, which is, which is really really good uh.
So the transition for him uh is gon na be, is gon na be excellent into the pros man uh.
He should he should be able to transition properly.
Uh and bean simon pro bellum is huge um, you know that’s gon na, be that’s gon na be big things for him um, you know, uh pro bellum is uh relatively new and and they jumped onto the scene like with with a vengeance man with a vengeance.
The the two things, oh sorry, go ahead, continue: yeah, i’m just saying that they’ve jumped on with it with such an event, and you know like and they’re just they’re signing up everybody now and uh.
You know what man they definitely.
They definitely know what they’re looking for in their fighters and they are definitely picking up uh, the right kind of guys to put on their squad man.
Let’S, let’s be honest, uh, you know with the new edition of the uh, the mccormick twins, so yeah, but yes continue.
Please continue, of course, whenever we talk about a fighter, i got my other laptop on with the with the fighter.
It’S not at the same time.
So it’s fresh in my memory, um yeah, his speaking about pat mccormick’s style for the pros one of the two.
Obviously every every part of your your game.
You want to be to be on point but um.
The two things that i that i feel are extremely important on offense and defense on offense is having an educated jab, not just not just randomly, throwing it out there, but having an educated jab, sometimes throwing it fast, sometimes throwing it slow, sometimes throwing it with more Power sometimes just throwing it as using it as a measuring stick, and the second thing is defense.
Your defense has to be on point you’re, not wearing well at the high level of amateur for senior guys you’re not wearing headgear either, but that’s only at the major tournaments when you’re, when you’re still doing club shows you’re still wearing headgears um.
So you know the gloves the gloves the knuckles are going to be touching you a little bit more.
Your defense has to be much tighter, um and so pat mccormick is i’m.
You know i’m confident his his defense and he has an educated, jab, so yeah man.
I can’t wait to see how his pro career is gon na go uh, you know, uh the way his amateur career has gone and the accolades that he’s received uh in his amateur career.
To be honest, uh pro bellum um sees a lot in this 26 year old and uh.
They know that he’s destined for huge success in the sport um you know, and and for them to be the you know the next biggest things that have signed with pro bellum uh, it’s great for them, too.
Man uh, the two are gon na make a great fit and honestly uh pro bella just keeps adding to their elite roster men uh, you know they got donaire and that is mcgregor stanton is you know they got tons of guys uh on in that camp.
In that stable and honestly, these guys these brothers, pat and luke, are going to be a great fit for them.
Man and uh yeah definitely we’ll be touching, we’ll be touching on this a little bit more tomorrow and um yeah yeah, because we’ll be talking about his twin brother uh.
I see um in the comments we have uh mike with your supposed irish links.
Are you backing collin to beat wood? You know what i’m gon na take lee wood on on the upset on that one, i’m assuming colin’s gon na be the the the the favorite but yeah he will be uh.
Honestly i like lee wood, though i do like lee wood and uh.
You know it’s.
I was rooting for him the last time he was out too man, honestly, it’s it’s great uh, great time, yo.
Honestly, yes, uh last belt carl, i know you’re making a great point: man, pro bellum boxer, to zone, etc.
Great time for boxing uh huge things, man 2022 is the year.
Guys trust me lots of crap going on lots of guys getting signed lots of amateurs that have come up out of nowhere, uh that are making names for themselves and getting assigned to these big companies and uh.
You know what it’s gon na make for a great year in boxing and honestly, i’m i’m super excited.
Can’T wait, uh guys, you know what it’s about man, it’s it’s! It’S it’s hump day it’s hump day, it’s wednesday.
We brought it to you uh.
Last comments you want to say about pat mccormick before we sign off um he’s, probably that’s i mean just off the top of my head.
I’M probably thinking he’s probably the top amateur.
Well, i guess him and him and kyron davis uh.
It is kyron davis right from uh from from usa, oh yeah, you’re keyshawn.
Are you talking about keyshawn, yeah yeah between him and and pat mccormack? As far as as far as the the top amateurs from the past olympics jumping and jumping into the program, i think those two guys are are um.
You know, are legit and will be huge world champions soon.
[ Laughter ].
Yes, yes, they will.
I won’t do the punch great night in nottingham wood fight.
Yes, keyshawn davis equals quality.
Yes, it does carl you’re right.
Man he’s another big one that we’ve talked about.
That we’ve mentioned many many times before, but guys today is all about pat mccormick and about his uh, his signing with pro bellum, and you know all the uh amazing things that he’s done in the amateur and we’re about to see this kid rip it up.
In the pros, in the paid leagues and uh, you know you guys can make some money and uh he’s doing it with the right cam man.
It’S great, i’m happy that he’s uh he’s finally decided to turn pro and uh.
You know give us what we want, which is him in the paid leagues doing what he does best and that’s boxing people, man, that’s that’s it.
You know what it’s about, because who’s that lawrence is that uh laura, which piccoli is that carl lawrence piccoli previews that this weekend, i think that’s what he’s talking about.
He wants! No! No! He wants me to preview him, but i’m going to do him next week.
Carl just said just for you, i will be previewing him, i’m fitting them into my schedule.
It’S great man we’re gon na we’re gon na.
Do it um also guys, if uh, if you’re interested tomorrow last bell boxing they’re interviewing his trainer, uh billy nelson, so you’re gon na want to check that out man, our friends overseas over in the uk uh? They got a great uh, great show for tomorrow and uh.
You know it’s.
It’S honestly they’ve been asking for about a year to get this on, so we’re it’s gon na happen, but for the meantime guys we are going to let you go and see you tomorrow same time same channel new prospect catch us.
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